Monday November 11, 2002
Book 2: The Teraport Wars
Part I: Raising Capital Offensive


Kevyn:Have you ever grown an Artificial Intelligence, Thurl?
Thurl:Not on purpose. Ennesby and I accidentally spawned one in the Luna GovCentral network.
Sign:Hypernet Hut
Kevyn:Well, we're starting with a clean slate here. I've ripped out all the Tausennigan sentient-class hardware from this ship, and installed several off-the-shelf processors.
Kevyn:I've also purchased a license to grow and register an H/V level four A.I., which this hardware will nicely support, once it's all strung together correctly.
Thurl:I didn't know you could buy a license for that.
Kevyn:It's just like the license to become a parent.
Kevyn:You pay your fee, pass a couple of tests. . . The only thing missing is the stressor scan on your
Thurl:Right. Got it. Any more information would be too much, thanks.